BATAVIA, NY – A mother is furious after she said her son’s assistant principal shaved the boy’s head for a dress code violation at school.
According to WHAM, the student’s faux-hawk haircut violated the school’s dress code policy.
Lucas Hull said he was called to the cafeteria to discuss his new hair style.
He said the assistant principal told him he either had to go home or get a haircut right then and there.
Hull said most of his senior class sat in the lunchroom and watched as the administrator shaved his head.
“When he got that hair cut his face was, it was, it was hard to see and not break down in class,” Hull’s sister Lauren said.
“Just having people watch and have that done to you…sorry, it kind of felt humiliating,” Hull said.
Lucas’ mother, Denise, said the faculty member went out of his way to embarrass her son.
“It was a really bad haircut, I mean, there were patches where, you know, I could barely feel any hair,” Hull said.
Denise said no one had the right to put their hands on her son.
She said, at the very least, the school could have called her first.
It has been about a month since Hull got the unsolicited hair cut and his mother said he’s just not the same.
“I think there are scars that go a lot deeper than the haircut, you know, of that what happened that particular day,” she said.
Notre Dame High School released this statement:
“The assistant principal has since apologized to the student, his parents, and the school community for his error in judgment in cutting the student’s hair in the student’s homeroom before discussing the violation with the student’s parents. “
The school told WHAM that its Board of Trustees has amended the student dress code policy so that if a similar situation occurs again, parents will be notified before any action is taken.
By: Rachel Glaser for WHAM
Source: WHAM and CNN